Proposed deforestation near Lough Bradan Forest, Co Tyrone

Closed 30 Nov 2020

Opened 23 Oct 2020


Reference                              ERA20/21-12

Project Type                          Deforestation

Location                                 Tully/ Meenmossogue Glebe at Lough Bradan Forest, Co Tyrone   

Grid Reference                      H 25663 71356

Area                                        27 Hectares

Project description               Conversion of conifer woodland to blanket bog immediately next to the reservoir in Lough Bradan Forest. Localised patches of heather occurs within this area and existing deep drains will be blocked to raise the water-table to restore this area to blanket bog

Forest Service, an Agency of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has carried out an initial assessment of this proposal under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (as amended).

It is planned that this Departmental project be completed by the end of February 2021. The Department does not intend to prepare an environmental statement.

A map showing the extent of the project is attached below. Further details may be obtained by contacting Policy and Regulation Branch at 028 6634 3124 or by emailing

Any person wishing to comment on the likely environmental effects of this project may do so in writing by 23 November 2020 to Forest Service, Policy and Regulation Branch, Inishkeen House, Killyhevlin, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh BT74 4EJ or by emailing



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